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  • Thursday, April 23 - Monday, April 27
    Artists' Expressions
    Artist Donna Blackwell interviews two artists in the same medium but w/different approaches. 7pm. Phone: 845-876-4030. Email: starrdirector@starrlibrary.org. Url: http://starrlibrary.org.

  • Thursday, April 23 - Sunday, April 26
    Lobby Hero
    By award-winning playwright & screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan; directed by Amy Lemon Olson. The moral dilemma of a young security guard in a Manhattan apt. bldg. Thu–Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Tkts $25. Phone: 845-230-7020. Email: info@tangent-arts.org. Url: http://tangent-arts.org.

  • Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26
    Chamber Music Days
    Performances by Bard College Conservatory of Music students. Sat 11am–5pm and Sun starting 7pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Legally Blonde
    Tchaikovsky musical holiday favorite presented by Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts at 6pm. $10/ $5. Tickets also available at satellite sites. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Buglisi Dance Theatre
    Poignant, theatrical repertoire fusing classical sensibility with intuitive creativity. 7:30pm. $30/$10student rush w/ID. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Brown University Orchestra
    Nordic celebration, w/ Sibelius's Symphony No. 1, Ravel's La valse; Carl Nielsen's Saga-Dream, and Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. 3pm. Free, reservations required. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Speaking Shakespeare
    As an end to the Center's Shakespeare Festival, Lou Trapani invites friends & fans of Shakespeare to read aloud their favorite Shakespearean scenes or monologues. 3pm. Free, bring your Shakespeare along. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    HV Autism Walk & Expo
    Check web for more info. Phone: 845-331-2626. Email: info@autismwalkhv.org. Url: http://autismwalkhv.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    "Beyond Ellis Island"
    ND Symphony Orchestra concert w/music by naturalized Americans like Rachmaninnoff Victor Herbert, Rachmaninoff & Robert Starer. W/ soprano Jody Weatherston. 3pm. Phone: 845-635-0877. Email: info@ndsorchestra.org. Url: http://ndsorchestra.org.

  • Wednesday, April 29
    Bard Community Jazz Orchestra
    With special guest violist/composer Gwen Laste; at 8pm. Phone: 845-758-7572. Email: tbarker@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/news/events.

  • Thursday, April 30
    Rummage Sale
    Annual event. Thu 6–8pm; Fri 1–4pm. Sat 9am–noon. Sat is $5 per bag day. Phone: 845-758-1184. Email: office@stjohnsreformed.org. Url: http://stjohnsreformed.org.

  • Thursday, April 30
    Jazz Vocal Concert
    Spring 2015 event in Campus Center Café. 8pm. pamelapentony@gmail.com for info. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory.

  • Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
    Dark Echoes
    A psychological mystery thriller by Gina Leonaggio, directed by Barbara Melzer. Danger, deception, and intrigue. Fri and Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
    Antique Car Show & Swap Meet
    Sat 8am–5pm: Car shows incl. custom hot rods, race cars, compacts & pickups. Sun 8am–5pm: unmodified antique & classic cars up to1990. Swap Meet: Fri noon–5pm, Sat 6am–5pm, Sun 8am–5pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Hudson Valley Garden Fair
    A celebration of gardening in the Hudson Valley featuring local and specialty garden vendors, area garden groups, free demonstrations and lecture from 10am–3pm. Phone: 845-418-3640. Email: info@hvga.org. Url: http://hvgardenfair.com.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Dan Rothstein & Friends
    A night of jazz guitar and more. At 7pm. $12/$10. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Conservatory Orchestra
    Final program of the season: Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto featuring Noemi Sallai ’16, and Elgar's Symphony No. 1. 8pm. $15/$20; free w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, May 2
    The Roosevelts Special
    Screening of Daisy Suckley highlights from Ken Burns Roosevelts PBS series & talk by documentary co-author Geoffrey Ward, then lunch at Beekman Arms. Tickets $75. A Wilderstein event. Reservations required. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Sunday, May 3
    Terra Firma Dance Theatre
    Upstream performance special w/funding from NY State DanceForce. 7:30pm. $20. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Sunday, May 3
    Guitar Concert
    Composer and guitarist Benjamin Beirs. 3pm. $20. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Local ~ Organic ~ Delicious ~ Delivered: Fresh, organic meals prepared and delivered for daily, weekly or weekend customers in the Rhinebeck aeea. Pies and breads and scrumptious desserts. Special dietary needs accommodated. Gluten-free upon request. 24-hour notice required. Nancy Southard, owner.

PO Box 320, Rhinecliff

Got rot? Home improvements & repairs of all types, painting & staining. Historic restoration specialist. Furniture restoration. Serving the Hudson Valley since 1986. Fully insured.


Full range of tree services; small or large projects. Serving Columbia and Northern Dutchess Counties. Locally owned and operated. Robert Everhart, ISA-certified arborist, with over 20 years experience in tree care, preservation and maintenance.

23 Orchard Rd, Hudson
518-822-9154 or 845-489-3572

An elegant rustic hideaway and working horse farm (with two donkeys!) on 40 acres. Sweeping pastoral views, rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis, woodland walking trails, private decks, and great hospitality. All private baths and A/C. Farm-to-table breakfasts and dessert table complimentary with your stay. Weekday discounts for seniors.

52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck

STAMP COLLECTIONS WANTED!! Serious stamp collector looking to purchase: single stamps, collections and old envelopes. Will travel.

62 Daisy Ln., Montgomery

Your area professional since 1968, is always buying and selling coins currency, gold and silver, jewelry, old marbles, postcards, toys and many other small collectibles. Fair and honest dealings guaranteed. Bill and Ruth Blair. Call for appointment.


The Children’s Medical Group has a distinguished history of caring for the region’s children, with a tradition of excellence, accessibility and caring, offering comprehensive medical service to children of all ages. Kingston office now open; Monday evening hours in Rhinebeck.

Rhinebeck Office Park 187 E. Market St., Rhinebeck

Offering on-site service for home and small business PCs and Macs in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia area. Services include installation, upgrade and repair of hardware and software. Instruction in Windows, Mac OSX, Internet and application software.


Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor—Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck

Social dance instruction. Private lessons by appointment. Group classes in Beginner Social Ballroom and Latin Dance. Next group starting Sunday 3/1/2015: Beginner Ballroom at 6pm & Beginner Latin at 7:30 pm.

7345 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-876-3303 or 845-471-4362

Beadzo offers an inspired, eclectic collection of ethnic, vintage and collectible beads, including select Tibetan, African, Asian and contemporary beads. There is also a unique selection of folk art, jewelry, masks, textiles, scarves and gifts. Class with Carol Cypher every other Thursday eve; mother-daughter Saturday workshops. Parties both in shop and at your home.

60 Broadway, Tivoli

Brand development. Strategies. Integrated marketing programs. Advertising, graphic design, web & SEO, and social media integration. If you’re serious about growing your business, contact me directly for a no-obligation consultation to see if there may be a good fit. We’ll transform your business for greater success!


Iyengar Yoga in Rhinebeck: Provides a precise framework for yoga practice that builds strength and flexibility based on what really works . . . for you. Convenient and reliable class schedule with options for beginners, all levels, restorative and pre-natal. Find out what's possible for you so you can move better, and feel better.

6423 Montgomery St 17B, Rhinebeck

We are a CPA firm offering: tax preparation for individuals and businesses; audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements; retirement and estate planning. We provide quality, timely service at a fair price.

48 W. Market St, Rhinebeck

Lawn care, spring/fall cleanups, field mowing,rototilling, backhoe service. Owner operated. References available. Free estimates. Fully insured. Call or text Brendan.

175 Cemetery Rd, Germantown

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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